Gloriosa Superba

Mikey Peterson

From an unseen source, ominous plumes of smoke release into the atmosphere fromabove. Its uncanny beauty coincides with its unsettling terror, as the artificial mixes with the natural. The imagery and sound in this one-shot video are digitally manipulated, taking us into a surreal yet familiar place. A black bird cuts across this environment through the blossoming cloud and into the foreground. These two entities share the same space and time - possibly warning us of an inevitable future.